Transform students from content consumers to content creators!

This comprehensive guide gets to the heart of effective mobile technology use in today's classroom. Internationally recognized education expert Susan Brooks-Young provides manageable, research-based strategies to help teachers and administrators: Confidently plan and manage mobile technology activities across grade levels; Explore new uses and applications for multiple devices; Use rubrics and checklists to evaluate appropriate, cross-platform educational apps; Manage content-specific tablet use in learning centers or small groups; Tap student ingenuity and improve critical thinking skills

Time-saving tips cover a wide range of apps to help busy teachers easily incorporate tablets into daily classroom use. Includes step-by-step instructions across content areas for digital photography, video, ePublishing, QR codes and more. Transform students from content consumers to content creators with this must-have resource!

“Creating Content With Your Tablet provides educators with simple, easy steps to implement tablet technology with the Common Core Standards. I am encouraged to try the apps in this book. It makes the connection between modern technology and what teachers are already doing in the classroom seem seamless.”

—Michelle Strom, Language Arts Teacher

Fort Riley Middle School, KS

“Very practical. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter are excellent for a book study or district that is moving towards tablet implementation.”

—David Fife, Vice Principal

Tweedsmuir Public School, London, Ontario, Canada

Student Authors: Compose and Publish

Student authors: Compose and publish

Second-grade students are investigating growth of potted plants in the classroom by making observations, describing what they see, and recording measurements. They work in small groups to gather and record data—notes and photos—using a tablet device. Records are uploaded to the cloud, where they are saved in a common folder. At the end of the children's study, their notes and photos will be merged into a pdf file and published as a class e-book to place in the class e-library and share with other students and parents.

Seventh-grade students are writing and illustrating essays describing real events. Each essay includes links to supporting resources found online. The text is written using laptops or tablets, depending on student ...

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